Two for One

The technique challenge on ScrapZee this week was to do the Bargello Technique.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but did my best.  From my fancy paper, I had enough for my card, as well as enough left over to make a fun, almost matching bookmark.

5-29-13 Bargello Technique


The card is being entered in the Simple Salutations challenge at MFP SpeedyTV this week.  The image is a coffee cup with some coffee beans next to it.  The bookmark is being entered in the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge.

If all goes well, I’ll be able to get a couple of cards done this weekend, but wanted to share my use of the same specially designed paper on two totally different projects.  Thanks for spending some time with me today!


Treat Yourself Crop Blog Hop

There is an awesome crop going on over at CardMaker Magazine CardSwaps this week.  Challenges and games will be posted August 8-11, 2012 and you have until 11:59PM EST August 14, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread.  If you haven’t participated before, don’t worry!  There are many members that will be around to offer support and encouragement.  You can find out all you need to know in the forum.  At the end of the hop, you will be taken to the crop and I do hope you join in.  Collect the letters along the way and unscramble them to be entered into the drawing for a prize for one lucky hopper!  You will be given details at the bottom of the post.  Please keep reading!

OK… You should have arrived here from ?? blog.  If not, go back and check out that blog and collect your letter.  Then collect my letter and hop on.  If you want to start over, feel free to start back with Brooke on the CardMaker Magazine blog.

The blog hop “theme” goes with the crop title of “Treat Yourself”.  I seem to always be busy with something, so when I want to treat myself, I like to take some time and just read.  Now, I generally read a book on my Nook, so I don’t need a bookmark, but there are times I read an actual paper book, so I need one, then.


  • White 120lb Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K. (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)
  • Enjoy the Sunshine stamp set from Gina K.
  • Cottage Ivy Memento ink
  • Bic Mark-It markers
  • Butterfly Eyelet was purchased at Michael’s who knows how long ago.  I think it was by Making Memories.
  • Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers (love this thing!)

Unscramble It game for hoppers… You will be unscrambling a word once you collect a letter from each blog.  The hostesses can play along, because we don’t know any of the letters but our own.  Once you collect ALL the letters, the last hostess in the blog hop will direct you to the thread in the forum where you can find all the details you need to enter the drawing.  All hoppers collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum, and leaving feedback on EVERY blog in the hop WILL be entered into a random drawing held on August 15, 2012.  ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize.  How fun!   The winner will be posted in the forum on the game thread for the Time To Shine Unscramble It!  So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters.  Your hints are… it’s a phrase, it has three words, and it’s a way to keep balance in one’s life.

My letter is…W

Now, be sure to hop along, collect all the letters, leave some love on each blog and then hop on over to the forum with all your letters and unscramble the phrase.  Check out the challenges and play some games while you’re there.  It’s a lot of fun and you just might win an amazing prize from CardMaker Magazine and Elmer’s.

Now, hop on over to Meredith’s amazing blog!

In case you got lost somewhere on the hop, here’s the list of blogs:

  1. Brooke (CardMaker Blog)
  2. Jane
  3. Susan
  4. Margaret
  5. Trudy
  6. Golda  <<You are here
  7. Meredith
  8. Jeanette
  9. Colleen
  10. Laura
  11. Ivanka
  12. Marlene
  13. Anya
  14. Angelina
  15. Ana
  16. Ashley
  17. Lora
  18. The Crop!